Nicole MacPherson: Meatless Mummy Con Carne


Vegan Kitchen Hacks: Magical Meatless Mushroom Gravy

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One of life's greatest comfort foods is a plateful of potatoes and gravy, but if you are vegetarian, traditional meat gravies are a no-go. Don't worry, you don't need to give up that warm, savoury side dish - mushroom gravy is a wonderful alternative. In my house, this gravy is enjoyed by my meat-loving family, especially when my husband cooks a roast or a turkey on the grill, which doesn't allow for traditional gravy-making. It's easy to make and so delicious!

These Pecan Almond Lentil Balls Pair Perfectly With Gravy


1 tablespoon olive oil
1-200 gram package of mushrooms, thinly sliced (white or cremini work well)
1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced (optional)
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons flour
1 1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste

  In a medium saucepan, saute mushrooms and green onions in olive oil until liquid evaporates, approximately 10 minutes.

  Add soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, and flour. Stir to coat mushrooms well.

  Add water, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper, and stir well. Continue stirring occasionally over medium heat until gravy thickens.

Want more vegan kitchen hacks? Try my Cashew Cream, my Coconut Whipped Cream, or my Flax Seed "Eggs".